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1. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 48,184

2. The Young Philadelphians (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Drama

7.4
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A promising lawyer tries to handle his social and professional problems while climbing the ranks in Philadelphia.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith

Votes: 3,002

3. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 399,094 | Gross: $66.26M

4. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 39,326 | Gross: $29.13M

5. F Is for Family (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.

Stars: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 24,059

6. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 64,943 | Gross: $81.60M

7. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 68,946

8. Thank You for Smoking (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden

Votes: 208,696 | Gross: $24.79M

9. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 3,080

10. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 37,577 | Gross: $42.72M

11. Death Wish 3 (1985)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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18 Metascore

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam

Votes: 13,218 | Gross: $16.12M

12. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

7.3
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

Votes: 6,371

13. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

8.1
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64 Metascore

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Won Bin, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 36,489 | Gross: $1.11M

14. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 4,199

15. The Prophecy (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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44 Metascore

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Director: Gregory Widen | Stars: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 27,853 | Gross: $16.12M

16. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, ... See full summary »

Director: Can Ulkay | Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Ismail Hacioglu, Kyung-jin Lee, Kim Seol

Votes: 29,403

17. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 28,146 | Gross: $6.39M

18. Indignation (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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78 Metascore

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Director: James Schamus | Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tijuana Ricks, Sue Dahlman

Votes: 10,935 | Gross: $3.40M

19. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

Votes: 5,506 | Gross: $1.73M

20. Sayonara (1957)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 5,659 | Gross: $26.30M

21. 2036 Apocalypse Earth (2019)

Action, Adventure, Crime

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A story of apocalypse near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a relatively large probability that it would strike the Earth in 2029.

Director: Kwang-Hyun Park | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Sun-kyun Lee, Jung-min Hwang, Young-chang Song

22. Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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50 Metascore

A team of spies is sent into Incheon to gain intelligence on North Korean positions ahead of the invasion by UN forces.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Liam Neeson, Josie Bissett, Jon Gries, Justin Rupple

Votes: 4,182 | Gross: $1.02M

23. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,994

24. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 11,967

25. Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.7
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,897

26. Swing Kids (2018)

TV-14 | 133 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of Ro Gi Soo, a tap dancing North Korean soldier who was held captive in the Geoje prison camp during the Korean War.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Kyung-soo Do, Hye-soo Park, Jared Grimes, Jeong-se Oh

Votes: 1,026 | Gross: $0.22M

27. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II and contacts singer/dancer Dixie Leonard for help. They become the perfect team and tour from North... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,932 | Gross: $17.86M

28. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Karen Conrad, Marie Devereux

Votes: 6,421

29. Blonde (2001)

165 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Eric Bogosian, Niklaus Lange, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 805

30. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 5,530 | Gross: $0.01M

31. MacArthur (1977)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Votes: 4,121

32. Men in War (1957)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine

Votes: 2,288

33. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton

Votes: 1,616

34. Battle Ground 625 (2005)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Director: Kwang-Hyun Park | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ha-kyun Shin, Hye-jeong Kang, Ha-ryong Lim

Votes: 6,310

35. The Hook (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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In the final days of the Korean War, an enemy airman is captured by three American soldiers who cannot bring themselves to follow the order to execute their prisoner.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona

Votes: 532

36. Three Wishes (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

Votes: 2,577 | Gross: $7.03M

37. Retreat, Hell! (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The saga of a battalion of U.S. Marines during the Korean War, starting with their training, landing at Inchon in 1950, advance into North Korea and their subsequent retreat back to the 38th parallel.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Richard Carlson, Anita Louise, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 362

38. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.5
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 610 | Gross: $5.20M

39. 71: Into the Fire (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Sang-Woo Kwon, Seung-Hyun Choi, Seung-woo Kim

Votes: 4,833

40. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

Votes: 3,477

41. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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A military officer survives a nuclear blast, only to begin to uncontrollably grow into an increasingly unstable giant.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson, Larry Thor

Votes: 2,162

42. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Esther Rolle, Loretta Devine

Votes: 1,421 | Gross: $5.66M

43. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard

Votes: 4,019 | Gross: $4.02M

44. Calendar Girl (1993)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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Three young men go on an end of the summer trip to Hollywood, California. Their quest: to fulfill the fantasy of meeting Marilyn Monroe.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Jason Priestley, Gabriel Olds, Jerry O'Connell, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 2,061 | Gross: $2.57M

45. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.4
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down Communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Votes: 1,852

46. The Hunters (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1952, during the Korean War, two American pilots become bitter enemies over the same woman but must shelf their personal feud when confronted by deadly Chinese MIG fighter jets in battle.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt

Votes: 1,255

47. Assembly (2007)

124 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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A soldier fights to gain recognition for comrades who died during the Chinese Civil War.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Chao Deng, Wenkang Yuan, Yan Tang

Votes: 6,191

48. Day Zero (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.9
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41 Metascore

The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.

Director: Bryan Gunnar Cole | Stars: Elijah Wood, Chris Klein, Jon Bernthal, Ginnifer Goodwin

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $0.01M

49. The Great Impostor (1960)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. is a versatile man who gets his kicks out of impersonating a marine, a monk, a navy surgeon and a prison warden, eventually getting in trouble with the law for it.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 1,073

50. Period of Adjustment (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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A newlywed couple on their honeymoon visit friends who are having marital problems of their own.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 1,064



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